I have never been a shoe-and-handbag girl. As a matter of fact, my standard-issue shoe is flat and comfy. Additionally, my handbag has not changed for a year or two now. I know that is a fashion no-no, but I found a cool purse (diaper bag) which was big enough for my tape measure, iPad and bottle of water. Why change?
Now in the event that you want to talk chairs, that is a different story. Give me a comfortable chair over a pair of shoes daily. Much like fashion, chairs are fantastic ways. This is the opportunity to be somewhat daring — c’mon, it’s just a chair. Try throwing a couple of interesting chairs in an area and see the way they not only liven up the space, but define the disposition. I will explain how.
1. Go bold with pattern. This chair is similar to that bohemian, chic tunic in the Chico’s catalogue. It is casual and comfortable, and says, “Do not be so severe.”
2. Remain neutral, modern and classic. The Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobson to get a Danish hotel lobby is similar to the classic trench coat. It’s been around since the late ’50s. It looks great; it always will. When in doubt, throw on a trench coat and throw in an Egg Chair.
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3. Try an animal print in moderation. Only a little dash will do, and no mixing, please! If you are feeling a little tiger, stay with tiger. This perfectly implemented tiger pattern on the inner back of the chair is sassy but restrained.
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4. Go big with colour and shape. This reminds me of one of these lightweight summer hoodies. If you are going to experiment using a daring shape for a chair, you may as well throw in big color too. Contrast bold colour with crisp white for a contemporary, fresh-feeling aesthetic which says, “No wallflowers reside here.”
Terrat Elms Interior Design
5. Don a traditional black strapless. I guarantee, a little black chair in a room consistently functions. Black is classic and anchors a space; it looks great with everything and gives the eye a focal point. I adore this strappy variant that looks great from the front and back. Just like with the little black dress, it is always great to have one or two.
6. Show chair whimsy. Convey your milder side by adding something unexpected. An entirely neutral room of white and gray shows its whimsical side using a hot-pink Saarinen Womb Chair. Bet you did not see this one coming.
7. Cause a stir with red. I am not actually a fan of red, but I do know how successful it’s in creating a commotion. If you want to be provocative with a chair, use red. Red is particularly enjoyable in a dining room, where it’s said to increase appetite.
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8. Go light, airy and organic. Here is a variant of the organic white cotton T-shirt many of us default to in the summertime. This chair beckons us to get casual minutes with just a hint of earthy mixed in. It is a fantastic look for the colour bashful.
Michael Tavano Design
9. Freshen up a classic with paint. This wing chair is painted a blue gloomy, with complementary fabric. It is OK to paint furniture that is feeling too stuffy.
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10. Try regular faux bois. Only throw some in anywhere; it’ll look great. A faux bois chair is really just like a pair of Levis. It complements everything and may sense casual or elegant based on the mix. I like this eclectic mix of faux bois and black accents.
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
11. Take one of eachand every Can’t decide which colour you like best? A shade roundup in a dining room table is great fun. There really are no rules here.
12. Create a memory. This might be a little over the top for some people in their daily living spaces, but what about to get a celebration? Do you think the guests in this celebration remembered the meal or the chairs? Life is made from little minutes streamed together, therefore make a memory with something brave and fabulous.
Tell us Which among these chairs would you like to see your room wear?